GLOBAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
We are grateful to have the support and consultation of our visionary board members,
whose insight and guidance are invaluable to achieving BOMA’s mission.
H. Perry Boyle, Jr.
In his various leadership roles at the firm, Mr. Boyle managed the Long/Short and Macro PMs. He created and led the firm’s professional development programs, including P72 Academy and the 9s Program, and helped drive the Internationalization of the firm, overseeing offices in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore.
Prior to joining S.A.C., Mr. Boyle was a Founding Partner of Thomas Weisel Partners, and a Managing Director at Alex. Brown & Sons. He began his career as an investment banker with Salomon Brothers Inc.
Mr. Boyle received his A.B. in Economics from Stanford University and his M.B.A. from Dartmouth College and he is pursuing a masters degree at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He has lectured on investing at Brown, Yale, Dartmouth, Harvard, Cambridge and UNC, and delivered testimony to Congress on financial regulation.
Mr. Boyle is a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), and a Director of The US Friends of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). He was a 2018 and 2019 delegate from the IISS to the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. He is a Council Member of the Hoover Institution and a Lionel Curtis member of Chatham House. Mr. Boyle helps lead the annual Ride For Our Vets, the major source of funding for the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center.
Frank F. DeGiovanni
Patricia L. Campbell
Jacqueline Del Rossi
Elsie Mbugua BIO
BOMA Vice Chair Elsie Mbugua is the Founder and Managing Director of Leadwood Energy; a specialist energy advisory company focused on renewable energy projects. She was also one of the financial transaction advisors to the Government of Kenya on the country’s crude oil and natural gas prospects and is considered a thought leader and a key policy maker in Africa’s energy markets. She is well known for working on what she terms as ‘first of a kind’ energy transactions in the region. She has been involved in restructuring various parastatals in Kenya through Financial Independent Business Reviews, developing the framework for a local currency Power Purchase Agreement, negotiating the Heads of Terms for Kenya’s Upstream Crude Project, overseeing critical infrastructure projects, and driving the energy transition discussions on the African Continent.
In Jan 2022, she was awarded Africa’s most notable contribution to the Oil and Gas sector by the Association of Women in Energy and Extractives. In 2019, she was voted Young Emerging Energy Leader and received an award recognition for her exceptional leadership in Africa’s energy sector. In 2020, her Firm was voted Best Renewable Energy Consulting Firm in East Africa and won the East Africa Green Future Leadership Award. Her thoughts on Africa’s energy transformation are widely published in numerous energy journals.
Elsie started her career as a physical energy trader for some of the world’s largest trading houses – Goldman Sachs and J.P Morgan – covering markets in coal, emissions, power, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and crude oil. During her time as a trader, she participated in the first market-based effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the US. She also assisted in the management and optimization of 3000 MW of power generating assets in California.
Her success at quickly learning the intricacies of physical energy markets as well as how to derive value from assets provided her with an opportunity to build J.P Morgan’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) business as lead North America LNG trader. The business had LNG import rights for up to 2 billion cubic feet per day of gas at the Cheniere Sabine Pass import terminal in Louisiana.
In 2012, she relocated to London as a physical crude oil trader covering the dated Brent and West African crude oil markets. She was one of the youngest physical oil traders in London.
In 2015, with her heart drawn to improving and transforming East Africa’s energy sector, she moved to Nairobi to start her energy entrepreneurship career. Today her firm is involved in some of the largest energy transactions in the region and plays a central role advising on Africa’s energy policies. In addition to this, Ms. Mbugua was appointed to the Board of State Corporation Kenya Pipeline Company by the President of Kenya H.E Uhuru Kenyatta and made Chair of the Technical Committee responsible for oversight and governance of all KPC capital projects and technical matters. She is the co-founder of a US 501c3 called Ekenywa, which builds water infrastructure projects with the goal of ensuring all rural public schools in Kenya have access to clean water. So far, more than 70,000 Kenyans rely on this infrastructure for their daily access to clean water.
Mark S. Flynn
In his role as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Mark was responsible for directing and providing oversight of the legal, governance and compliance functions of Virtus. As a member of the senior management team he participated in the setting and implementation of overall corporate strategy and initiatives.
Throughout his career as C-Suite legal executive and governance professional Mark has served as a trusted adviser to boards of directors helping to guide organizations through major transactions, regulatory investigations, significant litigation and other business challenges. He also has had the opportunity to observe and learn from accomplished and dedicated board members operating in both routine and stressed circumstances. He understands well not only the role and responsibility of boards but the importance of the diligence, independence and collegiality with which its members must operate.
Prior to joining Virtus in 2011, Mark was chief legal officer and corporate secretary for iBasis, Inc. (NASDAQ), an international wholesale telecom carrier (2007-2011). Prior to that, he served as vice president, general counsel and secretary for Imagistics International Inc. (NYSE), a document imaging equipment company (2001-2006), and earlier as a partner in the Business Practice Group of Wiggin & Dana, LLP, where he focused on business transactions and general corporate representation. He has also served in senior legal executive positions at public and private companies in the chemicals and health care industries.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Fordham University Gabelli School of Business (1976), and a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law (1980), where he served on the staff of the Fordham Law Review and the Fordham International Law Journal. Mark has also served as an Advisory Board Member for Integra Ventures, and as a Board Member for Stanford Theater Works.
Spring Hollis BIO
William W. Ambrose
KENYA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ret. Major Iltsayon James Neepe
(Ret.) Pilot, Ladylori Helicopter
Charter Service, Ltd.
U.S. Board Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Principal, Stone Silo Advisors,
LLC Chairman, Bluefield Research
Kenya Red Cross
Jaqueline Del Rossi
New York, US